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Sen. Murphy to ride bus with Bristol commuters

August 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy will ride the Route 502 bus from Bristol City Hall for his “Congress on Your Bus” listening session with local commuters on Friday at 4:15 p.m. Murphy will talk with Bristol residents about their views on a variety of topics and will take their feedback back to Washington.  The Route 502 bus…

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Summer hours bring Hatton flowers

August 27, 2015
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Comm - ASAP - Hatton School Gardeners

Students returning to Hatton Elementary School for the first day of school were treated to a beautiful burst of colors as a result of the Hatton School Summer Enrichment program. Carolyn Serafino, a fourth grade teacher at the school, taught a course called “Scientific Wonders” where children learn about the impacts of natural disasters and…

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The Giving Back-Pack Girls

August 27, 2015
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Comm - Giving Back Girls

Community members filled an entire bus with school supplies during a fundraising campaign organized by the Giving Back Girls in late July. Proceeds from the event will fill over 400 backpacks for Southington school children in need.

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Michelle White is the woman behind the volunteers

August 27, 2015
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Michelle White will be helping this year’s volunteers as the Apple Harvest Festival Volunteer Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race…

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Getting ready for the first day of school…

August 26, 2015
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Teachers-Hatton school-5th grade teacher Gina Dinello and Sherri LaRose (Para educator) (1)

Photos By TAMMI NAUDUS Summer’s over. Students are back in school. This week, teachers scrambled to get ready for the 2015-2016 school year in the days leading up to the first day of school. Above, Hatton Elementary School teacher Gina DiNello, left, and paraprofessional Sherri LaRose organize books for a new class of fifth graders.  

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Students, family can get financial help with state’s CHET

August 25, 2015
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Students, family can get financial help with state’s CHET

A year ago, 100 high school juniors were celebrating the news that they would receive $2,500 CHET Advance Scholarships to help pay for college. Today, as summer winds to a close, they are preparing to start college with checks in hand from CHET. They are realizing their educational dream at schools from Massachusetts to Florida,…

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Suspect sought in Plainville bank robbery

August 25, 2015
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The Plainville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the bank robbery suspect. Police said that at 1:24 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, the Farmington Bank located at 117 East St. was robbed by a male suspect that showed the bank teller a note demanding money. No gun and/or weapon was displayed,…

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Jamie Garcia joins People’s United Bank

August 25, 2015
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Jamie Garcia is a new commercial relations manager at People's United Bank.

People’s United Bank recently announced that Jamie Garcia has joined the bank as a senior commercial relationship managers and senior vice president. Garcia brings over 25 years of experience in commercial banking relationship management to People’s United Bank and previously managed a portfolio of middle market clients at Citizen’s Bank. She earned both a bachelor’s…

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Donald McPartland to be recognized by the Waterbury Chamber on Oct. 7

August 25, 2015
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Southington’s Donald McPartland will be recognized by the Waterbury Regional chamber at their annual banquet at the Aqua Turf on Oct. 7. McPartland will receive the 2015 Leadership Award.

The Waterbury Regional Chamber announced that Donald C. McPartland, Esq. of Southington, a partner with Secor, Cassidy & McPartland law firm in Waterbury, is the recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2015 Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the 21st Annual Malcolm Baldrige Chamber Awards banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 p.m.…

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Enterprise Holdings donates to The Arc

August 25, 2015
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Comm - Enterprise Donation

Account Manager from Enterprise Fleet Management Kristine Kelly, center, presents a check for $1,500 from Enterprise Holdings to The Arc of Southington CEO Sandy Amato, left, The Arc of Southington Business Manager Ron Pape, right, on July 22.

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